There are very few folks who would consider themselves both a Christian, and a conspiracy theorist. The niche is limited and has been largely seen as a taboo for the Christian community. But my conviction is that these like minded Christians are some of the most “on fire” believers that we can find. This is largely due to the fact that these brothers and sisters in Christ have a clear picture of who the enemy is, and how he operates.
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Gonz Shimura ~ May 30, 2012
I want to explore in the a series of short articles what it means to be a Christian conspiracy theorist, the benefits, as well as the dangers. I hope for this to be a three part article that will address the following questions. They are:
1. Who cares if you know about conspiracies?
2. What difference does it make to being a Christian? Isn’t it saying you don’t trust God?
3. What does knowing about conspiracies have to do with “loving your neighbor”?
4. What are the pros and cons of being a Christian Conspiracy Theorist?
Today, I hope to answer just the first question.
1. Who cares if you know about conspiracies?
The first question is often posed not only to Christian Conspiracy Theorists (CCT) but also to secular folks who adhere to conspiracies. I have heard many people argue that knowing about conspiracies really doesn’t do a whole lot of good for anyone. In other words, who cares? So who cares if we know that the government is run by a bunch of Satan worshippers? Who cares if we know that evil men willingly compromise a majority of the population using manipulative measures? Who cares if we know that people around the world are slowly being killed by genetically modified foods? Well, for the secular conspiracy theorist, it really only goes as far as, “to stop it!” Simply put, knowing about these conspiracies does nothing to change anything. It actually has a negative effect on the minds of such folks. They begin to have a superiority complex about having knowledge that others don’t. Subsequently, they begin to have the same kind of occult mindset of those who actually are deeply in the occult, esoteric, Luceferic, and Satanic circles who happen to be running the economic, political, and ecumenical institutions of the world.
But there are very important reasons for knowing about conspiracies, especially if you are a Christian. First, it confirms the very claims of the Bible. In Luke chapter 4, we see Jesus being tempted by Satan. In verses 5-8, the Word reveals to us a startling revelation.
“The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
~LUKE 4:5-8 (emphasis added)
Satan clearly admits that the authority of the kingdoms of the world were given to him and that he can give it to anyone he pleases in exchange for worship. Now if Satan offered this to the Son of God, you can bet that he has offered it to the people who are in very high places here on earth. These include world bankers, religious leaders, and political influencers. A remarkable quote by a man named Mayer Amschel Rothschild, one of the wealthiest families in the last several centuries, shows how this can be so.
“Give me control of a nation’s money, and I care not who makes her laws.”~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild 1744-1812
The reality is that the network of people who are the so called, “movers and shakers” of this world are all getting their information from Satan himself. This is why organizations like the Illuminati and the Papacy do what they do. The orders come from Satan himself and trickle down to you and I.
Take a look around and ask yourself if you believe this is true? Did you watch the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show? What about the Music and Entertainment Industry? How about the porn industry? The list goes on and on. We are inundated by Satanism. Now before you get all up in arms and call me crazy, consider the fact that in the last two centuries, the occult ideology have become the religion of America and much of the western world at large. Now please keep in mind, I am not saying all Americans are occultists, but I am saying that by default, our nation has become obsessed with the occult.
Without going into the entirety of the history of the occult explosion in America, I wanted to focus on two genres of influence infected by the occult explosion in the last few decades.
In the music industry, we saw the innocent and artistic hobby and pastime that was music turn into a commercial hypnotic hysteria starting with Elvis shaking his hips on television to the full blown occult spirituality pushed by groups like Black Sabbath and Led Zepplin. Think about the mantra, “sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll” as an ideology pushed to younger generations to aspire to. And then as the 90s came around, it was full blown gangsta rap hitting the mainstream talking about drive by shootings, stealing, exhorting women etc. These are all predicated on pride and selfish desires. Now if you are a skeptic, do you think this just happened? Was this simply supply and demand or something more?
This next example might be a little more surprising. The explosion of the occult in the business world. Yes, the business world. The aspiration for material wealth became the desired hope for many Americans and the people of the world. Everyone wanted to move to America to attain “the American Dream.” And what does it have to do with the occult? The advent of the new age philosophy entering into the conduct of the business world. Things like positive-thinking, mind-power, and self-help are all rooted in the occult philosophies. Books like Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking all come from this same ideology. And it has only gotten worse in the last two decades. Almost everything you see on television from Opera to Deepak Chopra, Dr. Phil, and even shows on the Disney channel like Wizards of Waverly Place, and My Babysitter’s a Vampire, all come from the occult! There is simply a mass deception of believing that success is only measured by economic gain and public notoriety. It simply is not true. The business world reflects these ideologies the worst because while the goal is to attain wealth and material success using positive-thinking, or mind-power, the consequences are that you trample over people, stab people in the back, and do whatever it takes to climb the corporate ladder.
So as you can see, knowing about conspiracies changes your perception of reality in a huge way. And while I didn’t even touch on 99% of the conspiracies that are out there, I hope this will lay a foundation to understanding the principle of why we should care about conspiracies in the first place. It affects our lives, and the lives of our loved ones. It’s as simple as that. And being a Christian without being aware and educated on these matters are only going to make you susceptible to fall. While you might be saying, “I trust God in faith, therefore I don’t need to know about these conspiracies,” I would beg to differ. I leave you today with three scriptures to show how that attitude, while noble and true in many ways, simply does not apply to the Christian concerning conspiracy theories.
“My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children.”
~ HOSEA 4:6
“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”
~ MARK 12:30 (emphasis added)
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
~ PROVERBS 4:7